Cover letter for a ministry position (5 samples)

This blog post will show samples of “cover letters for a ministry position”

Samples of cover letters for a ministry position

To get a ministry position, you need a well-written cover letter that showcases your passion for and dedication to the industry. When writing a cover letter, these are some of the essential things to include in your letter:

  • Address the employer with a formal salutation. For example, “Dear/Hello (name of the recipient or hiring manager).”
  • The next step is to state the position you are applying for and how you found the opening. 
  • Write a short sentence about why you’re interested in the position.
  • State your skills and work experience; ensure they are similar to the job position. When stating your skills, provide the accomplishment you have achieved. 
  • Conclude your letter with a forward-looking statement. For example, “I look forward to discussing the position further.”

Sample 1: “Cover letters for a ministry position”

“Jensen Pope

(111) 789-3456


Dear Search Committee,

I’m thrilled for the chance to apply for your Ministry position at Flagship Church. As a dynamic leader with a strong desire to see people grow spiritually, I value opportunities to deliver compelling messages, encourage small group growth and cultivate relationships among members. I look forward to the opportunity to use my ministry skills to further the mission and vision of Flagship Church.

During my present tenure at Innovation Church, our average weekly attendance has grown from 450 to 800. I spearheaded this 43% increase by implementing needs-based community outreach programs, delivering creative weekend messages and creating a series of introductory classes for potential new members. Within the first year of the membership courses, 81% of participants choose to place their membership at Innovation Church. In addition, 45% of them chose to profess their faith through baptism for the first time.

I value servant leadership, and I believe that guiding teams well begins with responding to the needs of others. At Innovation Church, I have overseen five full-time staff members as well as numerous volunteer groups. As an organized and efficient administrator, I maintain schedules and rotations to ensure that each person on the team has ample opportunities for both service and rest. My thoughtful approach to time management has led to a 63% increase in volunteer satisfaction and an 81% increase in staff retention over the last three years.

Thank you for your consideration of my application for the Ministry position at Flagship Church. I consider serving the local church a great privilege, and I believe that my gifts, talents and experience will help me minister with excellence. I look forward to learning more about your organization and discussing how we can further God’s kingdom together.


Jensen Pope”

Sample 2: “Cover letters for a ministry position”

“Dear Mr. Roberson,

I was very excited to learn about the youth minister position available within your organization and hope to be seriously considered as a candidate. This would be an excellent opportunity to pursue my spiritual calling. It’s a chance to make a positive influence in the lives of young people, who’ll one day, shape the future of our world.

I attended Princeton University where I obtained my bachelor’s degree in ministry and over the past three years I’ve volunteered my services in a variety of youth facilities. During this time, I’ve learned how to successfully work with and maintain a good relationship with children of all ages by discovered unique and effective ways to get through to them.

I’m confident that I have the skills and training needed to help the youth of today learn how to build a strong spiritual relationship with the lord. My skills and special abilities include planning and executing religious services that will motivate young people to follow their calling

I believe I have the skills and desire needed to fulfill the obligations associated with the youth minister position within your organization. I hope to hear from you soon so please call (555)-555-5555 to set up a meeting in which to personally discuss this position in more detail.



Michelle Keaton”

Sample 3: “Cover letters for a ministry position”

“Jameson Gould

City, State, Zip Code

Home : 000-000-0000 Cell: 000-000-0000

Dear Deacon Stephenson,

As a youth advocate I was excited to hear our church was looking for a Youth Minister. Working counseling and encouraging young people has always been an important part of my life and I believe this is a great opportunity to continue my work. In that regard I am submitting my resume. It highlights my extensive work with young people and why I am the perfect candidate for Youth Minister.

Currently I am a counselor at New Parkland Christian Junior High. For three years I have been heavily involved in developing strong relationships with parents teachers and students using effective and innovative techniques to ensure our children are always on a path that is both spiritually and educationally sound. Whether through counseling one-on-one or group situations parent conferencing or meetings with educators and administrative staff I strive to develop programs and initiatives to make every community member aware of how important we are to the development of our children.

As my resume shows I have amassed a range of youth minister experiences. Coupled with my desire to be a positive influence I know I can do wonderful things as your Youth Minister. Please call me to set up an interview to discuss the possibilities in greater detail.


Miguel Rodriquez”

Sample 4: “Cover letters for a ministry position”

“Jasmine Botello

Community Church of Seattle

1916 Evergreen Lane

South Gate, CA 90280

Subject: Application for position of Pastor

Dear Mrs. Botello,

I am writing to express my interest in your Pastor position at Community Church of Seattle. My enclosed resume and this cover letter will tell you more about my background.

In the past six years as a Pastor at Ogden Church, I have been responsible for a number of key administrative and proprietary tasks, responsibilities, and aspects of upkeep at Calvary Assembly of God. I received my training under James Vanmeter at United Baptist Church in Old Town, ME for over four years, and also went to Calvary Academy for accreditation in Religion Studies. This career has required a number of fine qualities and skills to include: office administrative skills, communication with congregation and various religious figures, planning and implementing new programs according to the church beliefs and budget, and donation collecting and referrals. I am also very committed to my religious beliefs, the church in which I work and reside, and the congregation new and existing.

Thanks so much for your review of my resume and this cover letter. I look forward to hearing from you and possibly setting up an interview in the near future. I can be contacted at the above contact information.

Yours Sincerely,

(Signature hand written in blue pen ink)

Martha Williams”

Sample 5: “Cover letters for a ministry position”

“Dear hiring manager,

I am excited to be applying for the Ministry Assistant position at the First Baptist Church. I have more than 10 years of experience in customer service and administrative roles, and I feel confident that my skills and experience would be a valuable addition to your team.

I am passionate about helping people, and I feel that my skills in customer service and administration would be a perfect fit for a ministry setting. I am excited to be able to use my skills to support the church and its members in their spiritual journey.

In my previous role as an Administrative Assistant at the United Methodist Church, I was responsible for managing the church’s budget, preparing financial reports, and overseeing the church’s website and social media accounts. I also managed the church’s calendar and coordinated events and activities. I have experience in a wide range of administrative tasks, and I am confident that I can handle the demands of the Ministry Assistant role.

I am excited to be able to use my skills and experience to support the First Baptist Church in its mission. I believe that I have the skills and passion necessary to be a valuable member of your team. I look forward to hearing from you soon.”

Frequently Asked Questions: Samples of cover letters for a ministry position

When do I use a cover letter?

You should include a cover letter anytime you send your resume to someone who doesn’t know you personally.

Should I use the same cover letter for every job I apply to?

No, you should customize your cover letter for each specific job. Highlight aspects of your resume that qualify you for that job in particular.

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