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About Dr. Curt Dodd

Senior Pastor

Dr Curt Dodd, host for Higher Aim, has served churches in Texas, Colorado and Florida before becoming the Senior Pastor of Westside Church, Omaha in 2004. Committed to the local church, he has written And One to Grow On, Hearts on Fire: The Keys to Dynamic Church Growth, Running on Empty in the Fast Lane and most recently Armchair Devotional. He also is the Co-founder and President of Shepherds Group, a pastoral ministry team guiding churches and Christian non-profits in their capital campaign ventures. With a heart for the outdoors, he enjoys hunting, fishing and golf….but they all pale in comparison to his family. He and his wife, Ginger, have two married sons involved in ministry, a married daughter who is a professional photographer and an ever-growing quiver of grandchildren.

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    A Higher Vision

    July 18, 2019

    “Without revelation people cast off restraint…” (Proverbs 29:18) A true leader has eyesight that is wide-angled.  Like a camera lens that encompasses a panoramic view, the man who is able to see farther than what others see has the characteristic of a great leader and equipper of others.  But what does he actually see?  Does…

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    Developing Your Dream

    July 17, 2019

    “What do you want me to do for you?’ Jesus asked him.” (Mark 10:51) The New Testament tells a wonderful story of a beggar who knew how to dream (Mark 10:46-52).  Blind Bartimaeus sat on the side of the road, probably with a group of other unfortunate friends and professional beggars.  When he heard that…

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    Attitude Adjustment

    July 16, 2019

    “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!” (Philippians 4:4) Have you ever found yourself in a situation where everything in your life has come apart?  Nothing is going right.  Failure haunts your every decision and the only way out is up because you have already hit the bottom.  There’s strife in…

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    Giving Despite Your Debt

    July 15, 2019

    “And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.” – Hebrews 13:16 Yesterday we talked about practicing generosity and how, as followers of Christ, we are called to be generous with what we’ve been given. But you might be thinking, “I want to be able…

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    Giving In Secret

    July 14, 2019

    “Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be…

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    The Right Mentor

    July 13, 2019

    “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” (Proverbs 27:17) We need someone to sharpen us, mentor us and just simply be there for us. Did Jesus have a mentor, someone he learned things from?  Sure, it was Joseph, his earthly father.  What a choice God made!  He learned to work with wood as…

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