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Thread: GDG-How do you go about resigning from a church?

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    Default GDG-How do you go about resigning from a church?

    We've been contemplating a change for a while but finally found a church that is suiting us much better. I'm guessing that I should "resign" somehow from our current church, but is there a certain etiquette to it?
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    Depends on type of church. Generally, you cab join the church you are attending and they will get a letter of transfer for you. Sometimes this is not the case and a letter expressing removal from the role is required.

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    Certainly the norm in my church is a letter or at least a phone call to the minister or a member of the board. Obviously churches hate to lose members but appreciate the opportunity to receive feedback on reasons for departure and notice that future pledges will not be received.

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    That's kind of what I was thinking. Since we chose another church in the same area, I doubt a transfer of membership will work, especially since we're going from a denominational to non-denominational church. Thanks.
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    You could streak through the church on Sunday morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoosier View Post
    You could streak through the church on Sunday morning.
    That's one way to get kicked out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fowl Play WA View Post
    That's kind of what I was thinking. Since we chose another church in the same area, I doubt a transfer of membership will work, especially since we're going from a denominational to non-denominational church. Thanks.
    Perhaps you could seek the counsel of your new pastor.
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    I am going to call him today to tell him we're making the change. The new church is about twice the size but has about 5 times the children's programs, which is the main reason we decided to change. Plus, the new church has 5 kids from my daughter's class and supports the Christian school she goes to, the old church preferred home schooling.
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    I may be missing something here but, Religion is a Freedom of choice. Do you not just have the choice to leave on your own free will? Or do 'you' just feel lke you need to explain yourself?
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