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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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    Grace Has Appeared

    December 11, 2019

    “For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people.” (Titus 2:11) I am a sportsman. Since my early years, I have always enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. It may be a surprise to many, but the anticipation of seeing an animal move through the woods or waiting for a…

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    Same Colors

    December 10, 2019

    “For it has been granted to you on behalf of Christ not only to believe in him, but also to suffer for him.” (Philippians 1:29) We surely love the idea of believing in Christ, receiving eternal life and having our sins forgiven. What’s not to love about that? Cleansing, both positionally and mentally is what…

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    Asking Out of Faith

    December 9, 2019

    “Jesus stopped and called them. ‘What do you want me to do for you?’ he asked. ‘Lord,’ they answered, ‘we want our sight.’ Jesus had compassion on them and touched their eyes. Immediately they received their sight and followed him.” (Matthew 20:32-34) One of the things that separates Christianity from all other religions is that…

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    Don’t Be Discouraged In Waiting for Your Miracle

    December 8, 2019

    “As Jesus and his disciples were leaving Jericho, a large crowd followed him. Two blind men were sitting by the roadside, and when they heard that Jesus was going by, they shouted, ‘Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!’ The crowd rebuked them and told them to be quiet, but they shouted all the…

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    Praying Friends

    December 7, 2019

    “For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you…”  (Colossians 1:9) There is just something special about praying friends! Like a boxer who has his team of encouragers in his corner, we must have a team of intercessors and ministers in our corner, as well. When the…

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    Let’s Give Them a Hand!

    December 6, 2019

    “But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him to his feet, and he stood up.”  (Mark 9:27) The way Jesus walked through this earth marvels me. He had the power to merely speak to make things happen. Yet in His love and compassion, He reached out and physically touched people. A few verses…

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