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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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    Three Seconds of Grace

    October 12, 2019

    “The heart of a man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.”(Proverbs 16:9) One night a couple of years ago, I was getting off work. It was about 9:00 p.m. and after putting everything away at my desk, I grabbed my briefcase and stood up with keys in hand. With one last glance,…

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    Power You Didn’t Know You Had

    October 11, 2019

    “If we have been united with him like this in his death, we will certainly also be united with him in his resurrection. For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin —…

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    Behold, the Power of the Cross

    October 10, 2019

    “When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your sinful nature, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, having canceled the written code, with its regulations, that was against us and that stood opposed to us; he took it away, nailing it to the cross. And…

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    Know What You Are About

    October 9, 2019

    “For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel — not with words of human wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power. For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved, it is the power of…

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    Thinking About My Next Step

    October 8, 2019

    “Now this is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘Give careful thought to your ways.” (Haggai 1:5)    What a probing verse! It’s not a friend or a parent who challenges us today, but the Lord Himself! “Give careful thought to your ways.” There are so many things we do each and every day without a…

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    Worrying Won’t Get You Anywhere

    October 7, 2019

    “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7) With everything we as human beings are juggling in our day-to-day lives, there is…

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