Members of the Churches of Christ for Scouting (MCCS) is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, independent of but recognized by the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), Girls Scouts of the U.S.A. (GSUSA), Trail Life USA, and American Heritage Girls organizations.
MCCS is represented on the National BSA Religious Relationships Committee and advises the National Council and local councils in matters related to Churches of Christ. MCCS supports chaplaincy ministries in units, council events, summer camps, and sponsors chaplains at National Scout Jamborees and Philmont Scout Ranch. MCCS meets regularly with the GSUSA Interfaith Committee at GSUSA National Conventions.
MCCS is a nonprofit organization. If you would like to learn more about supporting MCCS activities, see the Support MCCS page. Donations to MCCS are tax-deductible.
Nathan Williams, National Executive Director — Nathan Williams was named was named National Executive Director for Members of Churches of Christ for Scouting in 2017 after the retirement of Kent Barnett. He was the 11th recipient of the Good Servant award receiving it in 1991. Nathan was awarded the Faithful Servant at the 2010 BSA National Jamboree while serving as a chaplain. Nathan has been active with MCCS since 2004 and served as a trustee and officer of the organization from 2005 to 2017. Nathan is a veteran scouter with over 35 years of involvement as a scout and as an adult leader. He serves at the unit and council level and serves at the national level with the Boy Scouts of America and is active in international scouting. Nathan is an Eagle Scout, Silver Beaver, recipient of the Venturing Leadership Award and the International Scouter’s Award. He served for two summers as a Chaplain at Philmont Scout Ranch.
He actively serves on the National Religious Relationships, Education Relationships and Venturing Committees of the Boy Scouts of America. Nathan actively works with national leadership and attends events associated with American Heritage Girls, Trail Life USA, Girl Scouts USA, and Boy Scouts of America.
In 1995, Nathan graduated from Abilene Christian University with degrees in Chemistry and Biochemistry. He is pursuing a graduate degree in Theology at the Graduate School of Theology at Abilene Christian University.
He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Board of Trustees consists of men and women who are members of the Church of Christ and registered members of either the Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of the USA, Trail Life USA, or American Heritage Girls. Duvan Brock of Calhoun, Georgia, serves as our current National Chair. He can be reached at: email@example.com.
About Our Logo
The MCCS logo is the Heart of the Servant, which symbolizes the four spheres in the life of a servant leader:
- Service to God and His church
- Service to one’s own family
- Service to the nation
- Service to Scouting
The colors of the logo allude to the three dimensions of servant leadership: red for the cleansing blood of Jesus Christ, who is the epitome of servant leadership; white for the pure motives of servant leadership; and gold for the priceless value of servanthood.