Tutorial for “Thank a Religious Leader”

Tips

A brief letter acknowledging service rendered by a religious leader builds and maintains confidence and mutual goodwill. Your letter will offer encouragement for future service.

Steps

1. State your appreciation immediately.

Sentences

  • Thank you for the special program you provided on Easter Sunday.
  • Thank you for your help in making our daughter's wedding ceremony so beautiful.
  • The music selections during recent services have been particularly inspirational.
  • Thanks for doing such a wonderful job with our youngsters.
  • Thank you for helping John and me work through our crisis of faith after Eric's sudden death.
  • We have been so impressed with Sunday services since you came to our congregation that we have invited several friends to join us.

Phrases

  • appreciate your dedication
  • ceremony was beautiful
  • doing such a wonderful job
  • especially appreciate the
  • express my sincere appreciation
  • express our appreciation for
  • for your diligent work
  • for going the extra mile
  • am grateful for
  • has been a joy to
  • have always appreciated your
  • have been so impressed with
  • helping us work through
  • it was good of you to
  • my heartfelt thanks
  • since you came to our congregation
  • sincerely appreciate all you do to
  • thank you for
  • the special program you provided on
  • the help you have given us
  • the time you take to
  • through a crisis of faith
  • want you to know
  • was particularly inspirational
  • was so pleased to see
  • wish to thank you for
  • your influence on the youth

2. Compliment your reader on his or her performance.

Sentences

  • I was not looking forward to Easter this year, since it marked the anniversary of John's fatal accident, but your beautiful message was a comfort to me.
  • Your choice words to our daughter and son-in-law made the service a memorable one, not only for our family but for all those in attendance.
  • I appreciate your careful selection of traditional hymns which beautifully complement your sermons. Alone, either music or the spoken word has the power to move and inspire, but together they change lives.
  • With all of the evil influences in today's world, it is comforting to know that an authority figure is making a positive difference in the lives of our children.
  • At first, we were too embarrassed to admit our doubts, but your nonjudgmental attitude and compassionate nature has enabled us to come to terms with our fears.
  • Your sensitivity in handling these delicate issues has been an inspiration to us all.

Phrases

  • at first, we were embarrassed to
  • beautifully complement your sermons
  • best thing to happen to me
  • could not help but feel comforted by
  • for all you do
  • for going the extra mile
  • for all in attendance
  • for doing such a wonderful job of
  • has been an inspiration
  • has changed my life
  • have been an inspiration to us all
  • have really made a difference
  • helped us to come to terms with
  • in all your years of service
  • is comforting to know that
  • made the service a memorable one
  • making a positive difference in the lives of
  • many thanks
  • someone we can trust
  • such delicate issues
  • thank you for
  • the power to move and inspire
  • the time you have given to
  • the genuine concern you showed
  • want you to know
  • with all of the influences in today's world
  • your comforting words
  • your beautiful message of hope
  • your sensitivity to
  • your many kindnesses
  • your message of hope
  • your compassionate nature
  • your careful selection of
  • your thoughtful attention to

3. Express a final word of appreciation and encouragement.

Sentences

  • Thank you for making this Easter especially meaningful.
  • We truly appreciate your time and dedication.
  • Thank you for your continued commitment to our congregation.
  • Keep up the great work. Your enthusiasm is contagious.
  • May God bless you for your life of dedicated service.
  • We are very pleased to have you for our new pastor.

Phrases

  • are greatly appreciated
  • are glad you are there
  • are much appreciated
  • as a result of your efforts
  • could not be more pleased
  • devotion such as yours
  • especially meaningful to us
  • for your dedicated service
  • for all your diligent work
  • for doing a wonderful job
  • have always enjoyed
  • have made a real difference
  • how much we appreciate
  • it was good of you to
  • just want to thank you
  • keep up the great work
  • may God bless you
  • my heartfelt thanks
  • thank you for
  • truly appreciate your
  • will always be remembered for
  • your willingness to serve
  • your tireless effort
  • your time and dedication

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