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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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    Leadership Sensitivity

    July 26, 2018

    “Everything is permissible-but not everything is beneficial.  Everything is permissible-but not everything is constructive.  Nobody should seek his own good, but the good of others.”  I Corinthians 10:23-24 What freedom do you really have?  All leadership roles call for mature faith, not a comfortable system of “higher standards”.  If you view certain behavior as acceptable…

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    July 25, 2018

    “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you.  When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.  For I am the Lord, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your…

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    Impossibility Leadership

    July 24, 2018

    “…for nothing is impossible with God” (Luke 1:37) A few years ago, a television how called, “That’s Incredible” captured audiences across the land.  Week after week average people seemingly accomplished impossible feats.  I’ll never forget the first time I saw the program.  On the screen was a club from England who got together to do…

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    Immediate Obedience

    July 23, 2018

    “To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams.”  I Samuel 15:22 When General Montgomery directed the Allied Forces in North Africa during World War II, he inherited a losing situation with accepted practices within the ranks guaranteeing a continuation of much the same.  Whenever leadership in command…

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    Holding Fast

    July 22, 2018

    “He held fast to the Lord and did not cease to follow Him; he kept the commands the Lord had given Moses.  And the Lord was with him; he was successful in whatever he undertook.”  II Kings 18:5-7 Hezekiah was such a man!  Scripture even says, “…there was no one like him among all the…

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    Great purpose

    July 21, 2018

    “I, the Lord, have called you in righteousness; I will take hold of your hand.  I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people and a light for the Gentiles, to open the eyes of the blind, to free captives from prison and to release from the dungeon those…

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