Letter of resignation from mormon church (4 samples)

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This blog post will show you samples of “Letter of resignation from mormon church.”

Writing a “letter of resignation from mormon church.”

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When writing a “letter of resignation from mormon church,” these are some of the things that you need to keep in mind.

  • If you are outside the U.S., you can either send your letter to a local or regional office of the church (a mission or other church headquarters) or you can send it to Salt Lake. If you send it to Salt Lake, we recommend you send it via registered mail.
  • The first step is to tell your church leader about leaving the church. Keep it short as the essential part of the letter is the Last Date of your church membership. If more than one person in your family is resigning, you can include all the names on one letter or you can write a separate letter for each person.
  • Indicate the reason you are leaving the church. It would be best to be polite as you will leave a positive impression on the church leaders. Maintain your composure when drafting the letter.
  • Finally, thank your church leader for the time you have enjoyed during your membership with the church.
  • The church could choose to handle resignations quickly and with little hassle. There was a time when they did that, sometimes completing the process in about a week.

Sample 1: “Letter of resignation from mormon church”

“To: Confidential Records:   [email protected]

Subject: Resignation of membership in LDS church

My full name is ______; my date of birth is ____________ . [I was baptized on ___(date). My membership number is ______.]

My residence address is _______ [in the ________ ward/branch].

I hereby resign my membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, effective immediately, and request you to remove my name permanently from your membership records. I wish no further contact from representatives of your church except to confirm that my name has been removed from your records. I expect to receive that confirmation within a reasonably short time.”

Sample 2: “Letter of resignation from mormon church”

“Your name

Your date of birth

Your current address

The date

Member Records Division, LDS Church

50 E North Temple Rm 1372

SLC UT 84150-5310

This letter is my formal resignation from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and it is effective immediately. I hereby withdraw my consent to being treated as a member and I withdraw my consent to being subject to church rules, policies, beliefs and ‘discipline’. As I am no longer a member, I want my name permanently and completely removed from the membership rolls of the church.

I have given this matter considerable thought. I understand what you consider the ‘seriousness’ and the ‘consequences’ of my actions. I am aware that the church handbook says that my resignation “cancels the effects of baptism and confirmation, withdraws the priesthood held by a male member and revokes temple blessings” I also understand that I will be “readmitted to the church by baptism only after a thorough interview”. (Quotes from the current Church Handbook of Instructions.)

My resignation should be processed immediately, without any ‘waiting periods’. I am not going to be dissuaded and I am not going to change my mind.

I expect this matter to be handled promptly, with respect and with full confidentiality.

After today, the only contact I want from the church is a single letter of confirmation to let me know that I am no longer listed as a member of the church.

(you can add any comments or reasons here)

Sincerely,

Your signature

Your name, printed”

Sample 3: “Letter of resignation from mormon church”

“Your Name

DOB:

Membership# (if you have it, not required if sending directly to Bishop) 

Address

Date

Dear Bishop (fill in last name)

This letter is my formal resignation from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day 

Saints and it is effective immediately. I hereby withdraw my consent to being treated 

as a member and I withdraw my consent to being subject to church rules, policies, 

beliefs and ‘discipline’. I want my name permanently and completely removed from 

the membership rolls of the church.

I have given this matter considerable thought. I am aware that the church handbook 

says that my resignation “cancels the effects of baptism and confirmation, withdraws 

the priesthood held by a male member and revokes temple blessings.” I also 

understand that I will be “readmitted to the church by baptism only after a thorough 

interview”. (Quotes from the current Church Handbook of Instructions.)

My resignation should be processed immediately, without any ‘waiting periods’. I am 

not going to be dissuaded and I am not going to change my mind. 

I expect this matter to be handled promptly, with respect and with full confidentiality.

After today, the only contact I want from the church is a single letter of confirmation 

to let me know that I am no longer listed as a member of the church.  If you need to 

text me to verify my identity, that is fine, but no other contact or questions are 

appropriate at this time in your capacity representing the LDS Church.

Sincerely,

Name, cell contact #”

Frequently Asked Questions: Writing a “letter of resignation from mormon church.”

How do you write a religious resignation letter?

“Dear [recipient’s name], I regret to inform you that I am resigning from my position as [position title] with [church name], effective [date]. I have given much thought and consideration to my decision. While I have enjoyed my time at [church name], I believe this is the right step for me given [reason for leaving].”

What happens if you leave the Mormon Church?

Ensure you write a resignation letter as failure to do so may lead to a church disciplinary council, which may result in disfellowshipment or excommunication. However, members who ask for their names to be removed from church records or who have joined another church are not subject to a disciplinary council.

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Citation

https://www.exmormon.org/remove.htm

https://gretchenday.com/lds-resignation-template

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