VisionQuest - Who Are We?
VisionQuest is the name of the program that is operated through the Office of the University Chaplain. Its purpose is to provide settings and situations in which students can consider life decisions including what their chosen work will be. VisionQuest encourages students to seek God’s guidance in regard to this. VisionQuest has several components. There is a group of gospel singers called the VisionQuest Chorale and there are the VisionQuest Liturgical Dancers that includes a mime ministry. At least once a semester, the groups of ministering arts combine with the Chaplain to present “Sunday Nite Live,” a story told in song, dance, mime and Word.
VisionQuest - Chorale
From the beginning, the Chorale under VisionQuest has provided a singing ministry that works with the Lawless Chapel Ministry of Dillard University. In the past they have ministered for on-campus and non-chapel related events as well as off-campus ministry endeavors. The Chorale has also been featured at the famous New Orleans JazzFest in 2009. One of the primary functions of the Chorale is to foster leadership and spiritual development with its members. One of the overall goals of the VisionQuest ministry is to lean toward a holistic synergy of the growth and development of its members. We expect this growth and development in their spiritual walk and their student life here at Dillard. This also includes being the best ministers in song and praise while participating in worship service in Lawless Chapel on Sunday mornings. In keeping with the goals of the Chorale we also expect that members adhere to standards of “excellence and heritage” that are becoming of Dillard students and VisionQuest members.
VisionQuest - Dancers
The VisionQuest Liturgical Dancers and Mimes ministry is a slightly later addition to the VisionQuest family after the Chorale. The goal of liturgical dancers and mimes is to help facilitate students into becoming leaders both here on campus and beyond our gates. It is the hope of VisionQuest that student members will be lead on journey that expands their mind and spirit toward bettering themselves and the community at large. We expect members of the Dancing and Mimes ministry to uphold the ideals of “excellence and heritage.” This will be in keeping with the VisionQuest program and Dillard University. We expect members to adhere to standards that are becoming of Dillard students and VisionQuest members.