Skip to content

Encouraging Hearts


Empowering Lives

Our Mission

We aim to effectively communicate the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ to as many people as possible, encouraging them in their daily walk, as to radically impact our generation.

Watch our most recent sermon

Sign up for Dr. Dodd's Monthly Teaching Letter

Cropped daystar shot 181218_Dodd_16

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.

Dr. Dodd invites you to visit Westside Church. Click here for service times.

Sign up for daily email devotions

Biblical insight in your inbox every day. 

  • Should be Empty:
  • Daily Devotions

    Aligning with His Purpose

    July 7, 2020

    Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” (John 20:21)   Appearing behind locked doors, Jesus shows the disciples His scars. Before He does, He speaks to calm their fears, and give them a holy directive. Two different times, He says, “Peace be with you!” Think of that…

    Read Full Devotion

    God’s Influence Over You

    July 6, 2020

    Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit. (Ephesians 5:17-18) As human beings, we are always under the control of something, whether we realize it or not. We are either under the control of our flesh,…

    Read Full Devotion

    Intimately Knowing God

    July 5, 2020

    I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people – for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to…

    Read Full Devotion

    But What about “What’s His Name?”

    July 4, 2020

    Jesus answered, “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you? You must follow me.” (John 21:22)  In one of Christ’s post-resurrection appearances, we find Him alone on the shore where He had first called His fishermen. After the miraculous catch of Galilean fish, Simon Peter jumped out of the…

    Read Full Devotion

    Being There for Others

    July 3, 2020

    Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. (Romans 12:15) A person once said, “A real friend is one who comes in when the whole world goes out.” Wise words were never spoken so well. Often, we need someone with skin on to walk with us when our emotions are running the gambits. In those joyous…

    Read Full Devotion

    When You Don’t Get the Answer

    July 2, 2020

    “Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?” (Acts 1:6)  Sometimes, we don’t know the right questions to ask! Why is that? Maybe, it’s because we are asking the wrong question at the wrong time. Possibly, because we have an agenda, the Lord is not currently wanting us to give our time and…

    Read Full Devotion