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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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    What Don’t You Believe?

    November 17, 2018

    “What does Scripture say? ‘Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.”  (Romans 4:3) God told Abraham many things, which at the time probably seemed so unreal to him. Things like, his descendants would be like the stars in the sky, that he would be given a son in his old age,…

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    Follow On!

    November 16, 2018

    “Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” (Ephesians 5:1) Years ago, in the early days of our marriage, my wife and I were having a disagreement in front…

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    I Did It!

    November 15, 2018

    “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.” (Romans 3:23-24) I distinctly remember the first time as a child I felt it necessary to admit my guilt. My mother was inquiring who had spilled milk…

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    Made for His Purpose

    November 14, 2018

    “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”  (Ephesians 2:10) Recently I had the opportunity to drive across a good section of the country, from Arizona to Eastern Nebraska. Low desert, high desert — I saw so much of God’s beauty…

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    Christmas All Year Long!

    November 13, 2018

    “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”  (Isaiah 9:6) As soon as the weather changes, and summer fades to autumn, I jump an…

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    Squeezing Through

    November 12, 2018

    “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” (Matthew 7:13-14) The North Yungas Highway in Bolivia is considered among the…

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