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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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    But What About “What’s His Name?”

    June 14, 2018

    “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 the post resurrection appearances of Jesus, we find Him alone on the shore where He had first called His fishermen. The miraculous catch of Galilean fish is met with…

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    A Higher Vision

    June 13, 2018

    “Without revelation people cast off restraint…” Proverbs 29:18 A true leader has eyesight that is wide-angled.  Like a camera lens that encompasses a panoramic view, the man who is able to see farther than what others see has the characteristic of a great leader and equipper of others.  But what does he actually see?  Does…

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    Emotions before Faith

    June 12, 2018

    “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 we get so anxious and try to help God out with His plan for us?…

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    The Release of Leadership

    June 11, 2018

    “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 or the Ark of the Lord’s covenant moved from the camp.  Then the Amalekites and the Canaanites…

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    The Right Mentor

    June 10, 2018

    “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” Proverbs 27:17 We need someone to sharpen us, mentor us and just simply be there for us. Did Jesus have a mentor, someone he learned things from?  Sure, it was Joseph, his earthly father.  What a choice God made!  He learned to work with wood as…

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    Uniquely You

    June 9, 2018

    “…everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.”  Isaiah 43:7 You are so unique!  There has never nor will there ever be another just like you to walk the face of the earth.  Custom crafted and finely polished by the very Hands of God, your…

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