Day of Renewal | Chicago

Tuesday, April 2 | Featuring Daniel Henderson and Pastor Al Toledo


Every genuine minister wants to be more equipped in the work of ministry. However, we can far too easily turn to methods that directly undermine the nature of this spiritual work. After following Jesus and observing his life, the disciples understood the real source of His ministry. This is why their only request in ministry equipping was simply, “Lord, teach us to pray” (Luke 11:1).

The Day of Renewal Regional Events are designed to inspire and equip you in building a supernaturally empowered ministry. This is a great opportunity for your entire leadership team to find practical tools and a fresh vision for a ministry powered by prayer.

Most importantly, you will get to see these principles in action. All our Day of Renewal events feature local churches and pastors that have seen exceptional growth and impact in the area of prayer.  Contrary to some conferences, you will hear from local church pastors who are modeling what they are teaching, and will give you practical insight to help you succeed in your ministry context.

We are excited to parter with Pastor Al and Chrissy Toledo and Chicago Tabernacle for this one day gathering. This experience will conclude with Chicago Tabernacle’s Tuesday Night Prayer Meeting (regularly attended by hundreds of believers), providing you with first hand experience of what a vibrant culture of prayer could look like in your setting.


AL Toledo

Pastor Toledo was headed for a promising career as a professional baseball player when God saved him. Through attending the Brooklyn Tabernacle, Al came to marry Chrissy, the daughter of Pastor Jim Cymbala. In 2002, after several years in pastoral ministry, Al, Chrissy, and their family moved to Chicago to plant the Chicago Tabernacle, where Al pastors and Chrissy leads the music ministry. Al continually teaches his people that the most important meeting of the week is the Prayer Meeting, where hundreds gather to seek God every Tuesday night.


Daniel Henderson

As a senior pastor for over two decades, Daniel Henderson brought prayer-based revitalization to numerous churches. Now, as the President of Strategic Renewal, Daniel dedicates his full-time efforts to coaching local church leader and helping congregations across the world experience spiritual renewal.  Daniel is sought after for his expertise in leading corporate prayer. He has authored numerous books on biblical leadership and prayer including, Old Paths, New Power and Transforming Prayer: How Everything Changes When You Seek God’s Face.




Troy has been in pastoral ministry for over 20 years and currently serves as the Senior Pastor of Eastlake Community Church in Virginia, which he helped plant in 2005. Troy is a visionary leader who invests much of his life, not only in preaching and teaching, but in developing spiritual leaders and in training the next generation of church planters.


Aaron Telecky serves as the Sr. Pastor of Maranatha Bible Church in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He also ministers on a broader scale as a Regional Resource Leader for The 6:4 Fellowship and as a key member of Strategic Renewal’s Transformational Ministry Team.



Pastor Al met Chrissy Cymbala (daughter of Pastor Jim and Carol Cymbala) at the Brooklyn Tabernacle, where they eventually got married and began to serve in ministry together. In 2002, Al, Chrissy, and their family moved to Chicago to plant the Chicago Tabernacle, where Al pastors and Chrissy leads the music ministry.  God has also opened doors for them to minister around the world. Pastor Toledo trains men for ministry through his DNA of a Leader training course, and Chrissy is the author of Girl In the Song.



8:30am Registration/Check-In

9:00am Session 1 | Al Toledo

10:30am Session 2 | Daniel Henderson

12:00pm Lunch (provided)

1:00pm Special Presentation by WorldHelp

1:30pm Session 3 | Leadership Panel with Q&A

3:15pm Closing Challenge & Prayer

4:00pm Free Time | Dinner on your own

7:00pm Chicago Tabernacle Tuesday Night Prayer Meeting
(Doors open at 6pm)


[Special, Pastors only gathering. Wednesday, April 3rd. 9:00 – 11:30AM ]

Pastors and their key leadership are invited to join Pastor Al Toledo and Daniel Henderson for a time of peer-to-peer discussion and interaction. This will be a great chance for you to ask follow up questions regarding the monthly prayer gathering.  We will collectively take a look “behind the scenes” and answer any questions to help you grow in your ability to lead life giving prayer gatherings in your own ministry context.

There is no added charge to join us for day two. Pastors, please note your desire to attend when registering.