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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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    Make Time for God

    August 2, 2019

    “The highway of the upright is to depart from evil;He who watches his way preserves his life.”  (Proverbs 16:17)  A bill passed by the legislature raised the speed limit by 5 MPH on certain state highways, as a means to improve transportation efficiency and spur economic growth. For some, life just does not move fast…

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    All about Clouds

    August 1, 2019

    “Then Moses went up on the mountain, and the cloud covered the mountain. The glory of the Lord dwelt on Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days. And on the seventh day he called to Moses out of the midst of the cloud. Now the appearance of the glory of the Lord was like a devouring fire…

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    Emotions Before Faith

    July 31, 2019

    “For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11) Do you really believe this? If so, why do you get so anxious and try to help God out with His plan for us?…

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    The Release of Leadership

    July 30, 2019

    “But Moses said, “Why are you disobeying the Lord’s command?  This will not succeed!  Do not go up, because the Lord is not with you…Nevertheless, in their presumption, they went toward the high hill country, though neither Moses nor the Ark of the Lord’s covenant moved from the camp.  Then the Amalekites and the Canaanites…

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    You Can’t Save Yourself

    July 29, 2019

    “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in…

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    God’s Gifts To Us

    July 28, 2019

    “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:19 You’ll often hear pastors and Bible teachers talk about heavenly rewards. It is true, as followers of Christ, that there are rewards we are going to receive when we get to heaven one day.…

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