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Sample Letter Of Recommendation For A Pastor

Sample Letter Of Recommendation For A Pastor

John S. Sample I am writing this letter in reference to a recommendation for Mr. Jack Rogers’ position as the Senior Pastor at South Side Church of God. I had the pleasure of serving with Mr. Rogers for the past three years at Eastside Community Church in New York City. In that time I had the opportunity to observe Mr. Rogers’ ability as a spiritual leader and I am pleased to offer my recommendations based upon my experience of his work.

In all of the situations where I observed Mr. Rogers ministering to the congregation and community, he was an effective spiritual mentor and leader who demonstrated character and behavior that is reflective of his commitment to Christ Jesus Christ as his Lord and Saviour. At all times he maintained godliness and was an example in humility and wisdom to us all…

John S. Sample

To Whom It May Concern:

I am writing this letter of recommendation for ___________, whom I have worked with at the Church of Christ in Templeton. I met him when he moved to our town about six years ago and worked with him as an associate pastor until recently. He has since gone on to become a senior pastor at another church closer to his home.

I was impressed by John’s strong leadership skills and his commitment to God, both personal and professional. He is well-respected by members of the church as well as other pastors who meet him at conferences or other functions connected with ministry. His passion for helping people find faith in Christ can be seen through his teaching style, which is warm and inviting even though he deals with difficult topics such as sin and forgiveness. John also shows great concern for those who are struggling with life issues such as addiction or mental illness; he makes time every week to minister individually with these folks so that they know they are not alone in their struggles but rather loved by God through Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 13).

987 Main Street

987 Main Street

Phone: 555-555-5555

Email: pastor@emailaddress.com

Date of Letter: March 1, 2023

Mytown, IL 55555

Mytown, IL 55555

The Pastoral Ministry Program

Pastor John Doe

P.O. Box 54489

Chicago, IL 55444-4489

Dear Pastor John: I have had the pleasure of knowing you for more than 10 years now, since we were both students at Mytown University. As you know, I am currently serving as your pastor in this area and have been given permission by our church board to recommend a candidate for your pastoral ministry program here at MUMC (Mytown United Methodist Church). My name is Jane Doe and I live in Mytown, Illinois with my husband Mark and two children Sammie who is 8 years old and Peter who is 6 years old.

July 29, 2010

Dear Pastor,

July 29, 2010

I am pleased to recommend Mr. John Smith for your consideration as a member of the church board at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church. Mr. Smith is an excellent candidate for this position and I would be happy to provide additional information if needed.

The circumstances under which I have known Mr. Smith are as follows: On June 15th, 2010, I was called upon to serve as an interim pastor at St Peter’s United Methodist Church while they conducted their search for a permanent replacement following the retirement of Reverend Paul Brown in May 2009. During my time there (January through April), I met with Mr. John Smith several times during his work hours at First Community Bank where he is employed as an assistant vice president in their accounting department;

Reverend Thomas Smith

Reverend Thomas Smith,

Church of Christ,

City of Fort Wayne, IN 46802

June 1, 2019

To Whom It May Concern:

I am writing this letter to recommend Jane Doe for the position of youth pastor at your church. We have known each other for some years now and I would be happy to share my thoughts on her as a candidate.

South Side Church of God

South Side Church of God

2800 W. 7th Street

Indianapolis, IN 46203

(555) 555-5555

Reverend John Jones’ Office/John Jones Pastoral Staffing Coordinator

May 20, 2019

Dear Pastor:

456 South Street

Dear Reverend Lawrence:

I am writing to recommend Reverend James Forrester as a candidate for the position of pastor at 456 South Street. He is one of the most dedicated and sincere men I have ever known. As you know, Reverend Forrester has been working with us at St. Patrick’s Church for almost five years. During this time he has been committed to the work of bringing together people from all walks of life through his preaching and guidance in our congregation. However, more than that he has taught me so much about caring for others, being open minded and willing to learn from others—whether they are members of my congregation or not—and always doing what is right no matter what happens.

Dear Reverend Smith,

Dear Reverend Smith,

I am pleased to provide a letter of recommendation for Mr. Thomas Johnson. Mr. Johnson is an exceptional person and would serve your church well as a lead pastor. He has demonstrated his leadership skills by having served in several positions within the Baptist Church, including deacon and president of the Young Marrieds Association (YMA). Additionally, he has been instrumental in planning many fundraising events for YMA over the last two years. He is also very knowledgeable about Christian doctrine, particularly as it relates to marriage and family life. He frequently gives lectures on marriage at local churches as well as churches across state lines throughout North America and Europe.

Mr. Johnson is dedicated to helping others grow spiritually through their participation in community outreach programs such as tutoring children who live in low-income neighborhoods or serving meals at homeless shelters during holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas when those struggling financially may not have enough food on hand themselves.”

I am writing this letter in reference to a recommendation for Mr. Jack Rogers’ position as the Senior Pastor at South Side Church of God. I had the pleasure of serving with Mr. Rogers for the past three years at Eastside Community Church in New York City. In that time I had the opportunity to observe Mr. Rogers’ ability as a spiritual leader and I am pleased to offer my recommendations based upon my experience of his work.

I am writing this letter in reference to a recommendation for Mr. Jack Rogers’ position as the Senior Pastor at South Side Church of God. I had the pleasure of serving with Mr. Rogers for the past three years at Eastside Community Church in New York City. In that time I had the opportunity to observe Mr. Rogers’ ability as a spiritual leader and I am pleased to offer my recommendations based upon my experience of his work.

This letter is intended to provide specific details on how your skills meet the requirements outlined in South Side Church’s job description, but it should also address any other aspects of your abilities that are unique or unusual and make you an excellent candidate for this position, such as serving in military combat situations or being bilingual (English/Spanish).

In all of the situations where I observed Mr. Rogers ministering to the congregation and community, he was an effective spiritual mentor and leader who demonstrated character and behavior that is reflective of his commitment to Christ Jesus Christ as his Lord and Saviour. At all times he maintained godliness and was an example in humility and wisdom to us all. He was also able to hold firm to our church doctrine while reaching out to those who are lost in sin with conviction and compassion. It is my belief that he will be an excellent addition to your pastoral staff at South Side Church of God.

In all of the situations where I observed Mr. Rogers ministering to the congregation and community, he was an effective spiritual mentor and leader who demonstrated character and behavior that is reflective of his commitment to Christ Jesus Christ as his Lord and Saviour. At all times he maintained godliness and was an example in humility and wisdom to us all. He was also able to hold firm to our church doctrine while reaching out to those who are lost in sin with conviction and compassion. It is my belief that he will be an excellent addition to your pastoral staff at South Side Church of God.

  • Mentions of godliness, humility, wisdom etc.*
  • Mentions of conviction, compassion etc.*
  • Mentions of firmness etc.*

This is because

Sincerely Yours,

Yours,

Signature

Date

There is no doubt that Mr. Rogers will be an asset to your church and community. I have no doubt that he will faithfully serve you with all of his God-given abilities and talents.

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