Revival is God’s heart for our country, our state, and our ministries. Revival is not a mystical unattainable pipe dream, but rather the result of hungry hearts reaching out to God with a prayer for awakening.

This conference is designed to give you and your leadership team the opportunity to pursue God together without having to plan or lead anything. We want you to be able to come with your leaders and key students to hear powerful messages, receive practical training and most importantly encounter the presence of God together.

Our heart is that you would leave revived ready to fulfill God’s call over your life and the God ordained purpose of your ministry.

Come join us as we seek God together, believing that He will awaken us, our churches and beyond.


April 15 – 17, 2021
Chicago Tabernacle | 3249 N Kilpatrick Ave.
Parking is available at our Kilpatrick parking lot


We can’t wait to instigate revival with you!




Pastor Al Toledo, Lead Pastor of Chicago Tabernacle, with his wife Chrissy, pioneered the multi-ethnic, vibrant church in 2002. He left his baseball career and began attending a church called The Brooklyn Tabernacle. It was there where he would meet Chrissy, the daughter of Lead Pastor Jim Cymbala and his wife Carol. Al served in various ministries and shortly thereafter responded to the call to full-time Christian service.

Pastor Al lives with fervent desire to see people become all God has called them to be. An expression of this desire is the DNA of a Leader, a leadership training launched in 2012 to staff and lay leaders at Chicago Tabernacle, emanating from his over 25 years of ministry experience. Since then, DNA has been taught globally, in multiple seminaries, and in various cities. (To find out more about DNA, please visit:


After 4 decades of Youth Leadership, Jeff Grenell founded Ythology to educate, resource, inspire youth and train youth leaders to prepare the next generation to lead in the Church and the world. He is the Next Gen Specialist and Director of Academic Partnerships at North Central University in Minneapolis, MN.


Having previously served as a youth pastor at Cornerstone Church in Bethalto, IL, Chris Stanley has years of youth ministry experience that he now uses to serve other youth pastors. He is currently serving as the Assemblies of God District Youth Director for the state of Illinois. 


Pastor David Stephens was saved as a young boy, and felt a call to ministry in high school. While attending Moody Bible Institute, his brother invited him to the Chicago Tabernacle, where he began to serve and continue to grow in leadership. During this season of his life, Pastor David encountered God’s presence in a powerful way. David has a desire for all people to encounter God in this way, so they can see the supernatural power of God in their everyday lives. He is now an associate pastor at Chicago Tabernacle and the director of the Chicago School of Leadership.


+ The Budlong Hot Chicken
+ Tatas Tacos
+ Bryn Mawr Breakfast Club

For everyone that loves Chicago deep dish, check out our favorites!

+ Giordanos
+ Lou Malnatis
+ Ginos East


Chicago School of Leadership in Partnership with North Central University prepares the next generation for more than a career path. We believe excellence in education extends beyond classes and curriculum to also develop character, creativity, and genuine community. We believe that CSL will give every student the training they need to fulfill the unique call of God on their life. They will be trained, empowered and encouraged to walk out the most daring and God honoring callings one can receive. Check out what it looks like to be a part of CSL.