Needs Assessment: Beginning

In my forthcoming book, I examine the first step of building a ministry for sex workers. A needs assessment. You’re basically trying to answer the question: “Does my town (city, state, nation) need a ministry for sex workers?”

And why would you ask this question? First, because there is no sense in re-creating the wheel. If there’s a ministry in town already, then you probably don’t need one. Second, there are somewhat limited resources for organizations for sex workers. You have to be able to pay the bills! Third, you have to know if there really is a need for the ministry. Are there sex workers? Do they have resources? Do they have needs?

When you answer those questions, and they indicate a need, you can start making a business plan!

I live in Richmond, Virginia, and I’m beginning a needs assessment here. I’ll let you know what I find!

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