Preparations for the 2014 edition of Harvest House International Church (HHI) Apostolic/Prophetic conference slated for next week in Zimbabwe’s second largest city are at an advanced stage, organisers have said.

This year’s week-long conference that has in the past attracted thousands of believers across denominations will be held at the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) hall number four from August 24-31 under the theme: “Perpetuating the Spirit of Leadership and Sonship”.

Bishop Mhambi Ndlovu, in charge of organising the mega conference told a media briefing in Bulawayo recently, four guest speakers, three of whom are international would be ministering at the Christian indaba.

The speakers are Bishop Tudor Bismark of Jabula New Life, Zimbabwe, Bishop Dag Heward Mills of Lighthouse Chapel, Ghana, Prophet Brent Douglas of Encounter Ministries, New Zealand, and Bishop Chimwemwe Chiwaka of Bible Life Ministries, Botswana.

The conference will have four sessions per day that will run between 09.00hours to 20:30hours however with breaks in between.

As part of the conference there will be workshops on various topics conducted by different speakers.

Apostle Sarah Nyathi, co-founder of HHI with her husband Colin Nyathi, will tackle family life while Bishop Chemani Tuturu who leads HHI-Harare will lead discussions on dating and relationships.

The workshop on prayer and intercession will be driven by Bishop Scott Sibanda of HHI Gaborone while Bishop Tonderai Mupamhanga of HHI Johannesburg will discuss the believer and information technology.

Dr Dumisani Magadlela of the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) will conduct a business seminar with a view to equipping believers with business skills.

Elders Busisani Ncube-Sangweni and Philip Phiri said Dr Magadlela is an experienced business person in his own right and that they were confident he would impart positively on Christian business persons, adding the seminar free of charge was open to anybody wishing to attend.

The Apostolic conference will see the ordination by Bishop Mills all HHI bishops while Apostle Colin Nyathi will be consecrated.

Church and government leaders and civic society as well as academics are expected to grace the ordination Sunday.

Before the curtain comes down, on Sunday afternoon about 11 choirs from HHI hub churches will battle it out for different prizes and the highest being US$10 000 in a competition organisers have dubbed the “Clash of hub choirs” in which Lindelani Mkhize of Joyous Celebration, South Africa, and Pastor Charles Charamba, Zimbabwe, will be the judges.