MOC to Host Lent Enrichment Series

MOUNT OLIVE – The Mount Olive Area Ministerial Association and University of Mount Olive will sponsor a Lent Enrichment Series on March 8th and 9th.

On Monday, March 8th there will be a lunch workshop and discussion with area clergy led by Dr. Jason Byassee. The event will take place in the Hennessee Room of the Lois K. Murphy Regional Center on the University of Mount Olive campus. At 7:00 PM Dr. Byassee will present a lecture entitled “Christian Leadership and Discipleship in a Global, Digital Church.” The lecture will take place at First Baptist Church of Mount Olive, and will be followed by a light reception.

On Tuesday, March 9th Dr. Byassee will lead the weekly chapel service on the University of Mount Olive campus at 11:00 AM in Rodgers Chapel followed by lunch with interested students, faculty, area clergy, and members of the community in the Hennessee Room of the Lois K. Murphy Regional Center on the University of Mount Olive campus.

Dr. Byassee received his master of divinity and doctorate from Duke University. He is an editor, writer, and blogger for Faith & Leadership and serves as a Contributing Editor to Christian Century, where he was an Assistant Editor from 2004-2008. Byassee is an Ordained Elder in the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. He is Author of Reading Augustine: A Guide to Confessions (Cascade, 2006), An Introduction to the Sayings of the Desert Fathers (Cascade, 2007) and Praise Seeking Understanding: Reading the Psalms with Augustine (Eerdmans, 2007).

The events are free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Campus Pastor Greg Day at (919) 658-2502 or

University of Mount Olive is a private institution rooted in the liberal arts tradition with defining Christian values. The College, sponsored by the Convention of Original Free Will Baptists, has locations in Mount Olive, New Bern, Wilmington, Goldsboro, Research Triangle Park, Washington and Jacksonville. For more information, visit