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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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    Willingness to Be Sent

    May 27, 2018

    “Tychicus, the dear brother and faithful servant in the Lord, will tell you everything, so that you also may know how I am and what I am doing. I am sending him to you for this very purpose, that you may know how we are, and that he may encourage you.” (Ephesians 6:21-22) There’s nothing…

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    Pray, Just Pray!

    May 26, 2018

    “And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. Pray for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given to me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the…

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    A Call to Be Different

    May 25, 2018

    “So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be awake and sober. For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, get drunk at night. But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the…

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    It Ain’t Over

    May 24, 2018

    “When Joshua had grown old, the Lord said to him, ‘You are now very old, and there are still very large areas of land to be taken over.” (Joshua 13:1) It ain’t over, just because you reach a certain age. Regardless of how old you are at this time in your life, don’t think for…

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    The Hidden Hammer

    May 23, 2018

    JOB 7 Job was a man of God.   Still, the bottom had fallen out of his life.  All his possessions had been destroyed.  His family had been wiped out.  God had delivered the righteous Job into Satan’s hand.  The blows God permitted Satan to land on Job appear to have been merciless.  How could a…

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    The Light of the World

    May 22, 2018

    “When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12) Do you realize how powerful this statement is? This is a phenomenal claim! Jesus is saying He is the only light of…

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