At the beginning, the church was a purely spiritual institution with the main duty of ensuring that people were empowered spiritually. This is a place where many people would go so that they can learn more about their spiritual lives and be guided on moral value in the society according to the Bible. The leaders of the churches were volunteers who were committed and dedicated to ensure that the word of God was spread to all people. The church was and is still viewed as one of the major socialization agent that would integrate even children in the society and make them live in harmony with other people. The issues pertaining to money was not a major problem because life was a bit cheaper than it is today. It was easy for members of a certain church to contribute money that would sustain their churches. With time things changed where churches started to solicit for donations so that they can sustain themselves. The churches in the US and UK had to request for donations not only from their members, but also from other well-wishers and organizations.
However, this has changed rapidly in modern times because of the great economical and societal changes that have occurred. Life has become difficult for many people making it difficult for them to contribute the right amount of donations to support the churches. This has made it necessary for churches in the US and UK to turn become businesses so that they can earn money to sustain their services. Despite that many people view this as a wrong strategy; the churches do not have any other option, but to engage in income generation activities so that they can earn money to pay for its workers, sustain their worship places and many other expenses. It is good to note that just as expenses in other organisations get higher, the same is happening in the churches. If the churches do not look for ways to get income, it means that they will just fall. It is not the wish of many churches to be indulged so much in doing business, but they do not have any option to raise more money.