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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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    Getting Your Feet Wet

    May 12, 2018

    “As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you.  Be strong and courageous, because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their ancestors to give them.” (Joshua 1:5-6) With the passing of Moses, a new leader of God’s chosen people arose.  Joshua…

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    The Habit of Prayer

    May 11, 2018

    “Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. (Mark 1:35)  As Jesus walked along the shores of Galilee, He encountered two fishermen, Peter and Andrew.  He called them to leave their nets and follow Him.  Soon He…

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    Faith and Action

    May 10, 2018

    “Also our enemies said, ‘Before they know it or see us, we will be right there among them and will kill them and put an end to the work.” (Nehemiah 4:11)  When Nehemiah led a group of Jews back to Jerusalem to rebuild the famous wall, he faced opposition immediately.  Sanballat and Tobiah ridiculed the…

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    One God Alone

    May 9, 2018

    “When the soldiers returned to camp, the elders of Israel asked, ‘Why did the [Lord] bring defeat on us today before the Philistines? Let us bring the ark of the [Lord’s] covenant from Shiloh, so that he may go with us and save us from the hand of our enemies.” (1 Samuel 4:3)  Many religions…

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    Upward Eyes

    May 8, 2018

    “When the servant of the man of God got up and went out early the next morning, an army with horses and chariots had surrounded the city. ‘Oh no, my lord! What shall we do?’ the servant asked. ‘Don’t be afraid,’ the prophet answered. ‘Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.”…

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    Investment Tip

    May 7, 2018

    “Jesus answered her, ‘If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.”  (John 4:10) Are you ready to invest in the life of someone else?  Jesus was constantly investing in the lives of others,…

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