Leadership Development Unit

The Leadership Development Unit has scholarship funds available for adults (age 18 and over) to attend conferences, seminars and meetings that will enhance their leadership abilities in various aspects of ministry in local congregations and in New Castle Presbytery. To be considered, the Scholarship Application Form must be completed and sent with a letter of endorsement from the session (or appropriate governing body) to the unit for review.  The general expectation for adult scholarships is that the individual will pay one third of the total cost, their church one third, and LDU one third. Requests to LDU for more than one third of the total cost require related justification.
Applications will be reviewed by the unit four times a year.
Application deadlines are February 1, May 1, August 15 and October 1.
Fill out application here or below: 


The Leadership Development Unit will award a $100.00 scholarship to any youth under 18 who wish to attend a Christian-based camp or conference. A member congregation of New Castle Presbytery must be the sponsor of each applicant. All recipients will be asked to provide a brief report on their experience, such as a few sentences and a photo or two, which may be used in Presbytery communications. Payment will be made to the sponsoring church or directly to the camp or conference. Online scholarship applications are available here or below.

Fill out application here or below: 


Squirrel CamLeadership Development Unit celebrates the diversity of programs experienced by the recipients and reminds campers and sponsoring congregations that we want to hear about your adventures.
Please e-mail your stories and photographs to Rachel Sykes at the presbytery office at [email protected] .
You may also mail your info to Rachel : New Castle Presbytery, 1102 W Church Rd, Newark, DE 19711.