Uploaded by MormonResignation on Jul 28, 2011
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More information about resigning:
E-MAIL TO: email@example.com
To: "Greg Dodge, Membership Record"
Subject: Resignation of membership in LDS church
Member Records Division, LDS Church
50 E North Temple Rm 1372
SLC UT 84150-5310
[SAMPLE RESIGNATION LETTER]
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.
Do you want to print out an "Invitation to Leave" pamphlet?
Here are the links to the front and back:
1. How long does it usually take?
The process should only take 45-50 days.
Remember that once they receive your letter of resignation you are officially not a member of the LDS church. E-mail might not be the same way legally, but it is certainly much more convenient.
2. Is there any benefit to officially resigning from the church?
The benefits are mostly just emotional. Removing your name from an organization that you strongly disagree with can be very therapeutic. Of course, the church often tries to use their church membership numbers to impress people with it's growth. Removing your name limits this tool for them (if indeed they are honest in publicly declaring membership numbers- and after studying the few numbers that ARE public, it is possible that the church is not completely up front about the numbers).
3. Let me know if there are other questions and we will try to keep this updated. This website is quite comprehensive with regards to more details about resignation:
Also, feel free to join some of the ExMormon communities and ask everyone questions!
OTHER LINKS AND RESOURCES:
ExMormon Conference held every year in SLC: