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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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    Where Is Contentment?

    February 27, 2020

    I can do all things through him who gives me strength. (Philippians 4:13) This is a very familiar passage of Scripture.  Everywhere we turn in our success-driven culture, we witness this passage being used.  You can find it on everything from coffee cups to billboards.  In our modern day, we often attribute the words of the Apostle Paul to the…

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    The Prayers of God’s People

    February 26, 2020

    Therefore, confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. (James 5:16) One of the greatest blessings that comes with being part of the body of Christ is the opportunity we have to pray for each other.…

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    Will My Child Return to the Lord?

    February 25, 2020

    Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6) Many of us who are parents are in a spot right now where we have children who have walked away from the Lord. It’s a tough place to be. Watching your children…

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    Fulfill Your Role

    February 24, 2020

    We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is…

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    Just Be You

    February 23, 2020

    I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that fully well. (Psalm 139:14) Comparing ourselves to others has become second nature in our culture. We are constantly looking at the people in our neighborhoods, the people at our jobs, and the people we follow on social media to…

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    The Power of Solitude

    February 22, 2020

    Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. (Mark 1:35) The discipline of solitude is definitely an effort for all of us to maintain. In a world of high tech and low relationships, we are bombarded by information…

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