We've made a huge decision and decided to leave our church. We are going to look for a new church. I don't really want to talk at length because there is just too much to cover. So I'll just share this letter that I wrote to our church.
I am writing you with a heavy heart and sadness. I no longer wish to be a member of XXX. I do understand what that means to you folks and that makes me sad. I’m sure you are wondering why I said that believed the same as you when I first joined XXX? Well, I really wanted to. I had questions and doubts but thought in time I would find the answers. The more that I have studied things out on my own, the more clearly I see things. I would be willing to tell you all about it, but I do not see any reason to. I do not believe that would benefit anyone. If anyone has questions they should do their own seeking.
I still believe the bible, I believe that God saved me and that I will live in heaven one day! I believe that we’ll all be there together! So even though you may choose not to be my friend here on earth, I know that one day we’ll be together for eternity! God has done so much for me and taught me so much in my time at XXX. I do not regret being a member. I believe just as God led the Israelites into Egypt, then through the dessert and into the promised land that God is leading our family down a different path. I pray that I can continue to learn and grow as a Christian!
I can’t even begin to thank you all enough for the kindness, love and friendship you’ve shown me over these past few years! I love you all so much and I will purpose to not speak negatively about XXX. We will be seeking a new church that is more suited to our families beliefs. I’d like to say that I’m sorry if we hurt anyone. We do not want to cause divisions amongst you in our leaving.