Resignation Letter

Every Corporate needs a letter of resignation when you leave. It is no different with the Church Corporate. Below is a sample resignation letter to smooth the transition:

Your Name
Your current address
City, State zip-code                                                                             Todays date

(Your cult Name)
Your cult’s address
City, State zip-code

To whom it may concern,

This letter is my formal resignation from the (your former cult) 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 organization 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 your organization and all mailing lists.

I have given this matter considerable thought. I understand what you consider the ‘seriousness’ and the ‘consequences’ of my actions. I am aware that your organization says that my resignation is to ‘leave the body’ and ‘to fall away’, forfeiting my ‘salvation’.

My resignation should be processed immediately. I am not going to be dissuaded nor will I 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 your organization is a single letter of confirmation to let me know that I am no longer listed as a member of your organization.

(add any comments or reasons here)


Your Name Here.

The Painful Truth now has available a resignation form you can fill out online, print and mail off to your local cultmeister. Feel free to use this form to resign from your cult today!

Copyright Church of God Industries, 2005
All rights reserved. Form letter thoughtfully designed by KScribe.
Used by permission.

5 Replies to “Resignation Letter”

  1. Most of us didn’t need a resignation letter, we just left. After 40 years of attendance, when I left, there were no phone calls or letters to ask why. I guess they felt they’d recruit 5 more for one of me so why bother. Besides, they all knew why we were leaving and they didn’t want to hear the truth.

  2. Like many others, I just left.

    Although I can’t be sure that it happened, I was told years later that some men “from the church” came looking for me. Apparently they said I had done something (like leave) “without asking their permission”.

    Asking for “severance pay” (return of uncashed tithe checks, or a refund) would be a nice touch to the letter.

  3. Example letter to local minister:

    I hereby disfellowship Gerald Flurry for causing division. Up his, and yours too, spineless lackey.

    That’s all it takes.

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