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It is 12:24am…

5/6ths of the klampert family stayed awake for the ball drop.

I am about to go to sleep and can’t quite because I am just floored about how the year has gone.
My wife, Kelly, said to me “It’s been a week already since Christmas…It went too quick!”.
What I find amazing about that statement is that the year seems to have gone by even quicker.

This was an amazing year for our family. The kids are growing up fast and getting so smart. We have our great times and we have our challenges like every family, but at the end of the day We have four of the coolest kids on the planet.

We had the opportunity to minister at a great church this year and I had the wonderful pleasure of pastoring in worship some amazing people.

God gave me a personal retreat where I could be with friends in the mountains and worship. This led to the production of a very raw, live worship album.

This summer, I had the privilege of seeing God move prophetically through friends in the band “the brothers mcclurg” at the church I was working at. Even more amazing God made it very clear that He is ready to shake the foundations of our area and he healed a man who could barely walk that night.
Miracle after miracle. Strongholds were broken and broken were made whole. Our God has been good this year.

The changes came swiftly after. I stepped down from my role at the church and our family followed God’s leading to head into prayer and seek God’s heart and call with surrender and with no personal agenda.

God birthed in myself and 3 other families to start a new church in Newport County. He gave us a call and a vision. God followed that with a name; Ember Church. He made it clear that we would pastor the church together as 4 co-pastors. I will blog on this more later, but it has taught me so much about submission and surrender.

So much has changed this past year. So much pain and confusion. So much Joy and victory. Much is uncertain about the next year, but i know it is well with my soul.

I am praying 2014 is a year not of resolution, but instead a year of restitution and a year of revolution.
I pray God binds my family together even more strongly this year.
I pray God makes my marriage bulletproof.
I pray God helps us instill the fruit of the spirit in our kids.
I pray for my co-pastors that He would do the same for them.
I pray for an awakening in our city.
I pray for dreams and visions.
I pray that I can be used as God’s instrument.
I pray that Ember Church grows from the lost finding Jesus.
I pray the other churches around us overflow with people seeking hope.
I pray we see revival in the Church and that God would breathe on these dry bones.
I pray for miracles and that the glory of God would flood our city!

“It’s time for heaven to invade, and all the earth to shake
It’s time for the miraculous. It’s time for dreams to be unleashed
And every curse to cease. I know nothing is impossible”
-Daniel Bashta

My Top 10 albums of 2012

December 28, 2012 — 4 Comments

Klampert top10 albums

My top albums of 2012

Will Retherford – Walk
Aaron Keyes – In the Living Room
The Choir – The Loudest Sound
Paul Baloche – The same love
Propaganda – Excellent
Phil Wickham – Singalong 2
Sojourn Music – Come Ye Sinners
Dustin Smith – You are the Fire
Bethel Live – For the Sake of the World
Christ For the Nations – 37

Albums on constant repeat since 2011

Daniel Bashta – The sounds of Daniel Bashta Deluxe Edition
Harvest Bashta – Make Us Ready
Brian & Katie Torwalt – Here on Earth
Bethel Music – Be Lifted High
John Mark Mcmillan – The Medicine (yes I am fully aware I had this in 2010, but it’s SO good)

Top Cd’s of 2008

January 5, 2009 — 14 Comments

I made a promise recently to put up my fav. music of 2008 so here we go.

These are in random order except my top pick for the year.

Joel Auge : into the Blue
A brilliant CD with insightful lyrics and a real smooth sound. This was a refreshing sound in 08.

Ian Mcintosh: awakened

Ian comes out of Brian & Jenn Johnsons church yet sounds nothing like them. Actually he sounds like nobody I know of. Melodic, haunting and full of beauty. I love love love this CD.

Deluge: Deluge live
Jonathon Stockstill….I must admit I was never a fan of him till I got this CD. It is raw and full of energy, but it also goes right to the throne of God.

Passion: God of this city
Yes I know there were some repeat songs on this form individual CD’s, but there are also some amazing standout tracks. It’s Passion people!

Kerli
Where have I been and not have heard this girl before. Its not a christian CD. It is however brilliant!

Klaus: Glory
I reviewed this CD on the worship community in 08. It gets on other sites low reviews, but I say those people are nuts. This CD is one of the best worship CD’s I have heard this past year and I can stop listening to it.

Leeland: Opposite Way
Ok..yes this CD is awesome and their best one. There is a song called “thief in the night”…it makes the whole CD worth the price of admission.

Misty Edwards: Relentless
IHOP veteran pulls out another amazing CD. It is a double with a full acoustic set as well. She is a genius with spontaneous worship and heavenly sounds.

Natasha Beddingfield: Pocket full of sunshine
I know what your thinking…Pop music? I love music folks and Natasha has a killer voice…awesome lyrics and production. I wish she was stll writing for hillsong church.

Phil Wickham: Singalong
This is Phil’s free download acoustic CD. It is flat out his best CD of all. You feel like you are at the concert when you listen to it and you find yourself sucked in and worshiping right along side him.

Gateway: Wake up
WHAT AN AWESOME CD! honestly this may be my favorite worship CD of the year. I can’t get enough of it. and Kari Jobe can sing a menu it I would love it.

Worth Dying For
This may be the surprise CD of the year. It’s fresh and original, full of raw energy and all about changing youth culture for Christ.

Jesus Culture: 2 CD’s
Mostly covers and done in such a refreshing way. Standout songs: how he loves, where you go I go, we cry out, consuming fire…etc. These Cd’s are so so good. If that doesnt convince you to buy them KIM WALKER sings on them. Love her!

And finally…..to top the list.

My #1 CD pick of 2008

Charlie Hall: The Bright Sadness
This CD is perfect. Every song is a masterpiece. There is personal worship, corporate worship and jsut awesome songs that point to God and justice and hope. Honestly This CD has overtaken my ipod. It’s on constant repeat. Bravo Charlie Hall!

2007 a year of greatness

January 3, 2008 — 4 Comments

2007 was a fantastic year…

My kids grew older and they were so fun.. They got really into music and all my toys.

We had another baby boy

Our church did some awesome stuff and really developed itself in it’s worship, youth, mens and womens areas.

CECWorship became a place for connecting worship leaders and I was honored to become friends with so many of you.
It also connect people in my own denomination giving us even more resources as a church.

It was a great reading year. I read close to 30 books this year and Had a blast doing it.
2 of the best were:
In a pit with a lion on a snowy day – Mark Batterson
A Dangerous Act of Worship – Mark Laberton
Both are must reads

It was also a killer year for new music
Sara Groves
Radiohead
Steve Fee
Michael Neale
David Crowder Band
Paul Baloche
Vineyard Music
Mute Math

Just to name a few….

Most of all it has been a great year for God..
He has done a great work in me and is constantly honing my gifts for him.

Thanks everybody for making theis blog a crazy success.

2008 is here and CECWorship is gonna knock your socks off!

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Resolution

January 2, 2008 — 3 Comments

My 2008 can be summed up with one quote.

Attempt great things for God,
expect great things from God.

– William Carey