Solutions

Data Analysis and Reporting

Turn Numbers into Stories

Data will not provide answers. It will, however, help to form the right questions to inform your leadership decisions. 

You have a God inspired vision for your ministry, and likely a clear picture of what you would like to see happen in your local community through your church. For a lot of leaders, it is like trying to fly an airplane without a cockpit. 

Growth related decisions can be difficult to make if they are made on discernment alone. By creating clear, simple, and compelling visualization from the data that you already have, Ministry Solutions Group and SmartMetrix have teamed up to help you gain clarity in where you are going, how to get there, and how to measure progress along the way. 

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The 153 Effect

Using over three decades of work in churches and spending a lot of time with numbers, we created the 153 Effect (we say it, “The One Five Three Effect”) to help you measure and understand what drives growth for your church.

The 153 Effect is a framework to measure and assess your church’s engagement, invite, risk, and finance to ensure you have actionable data for clarity and confidenc3e in your decision making.

Meet Your Consultants

Amber Smart

CONSULTANT, Principal - SmartMetrix

Data Insights and Reporting

Nathan Artt

PRINCIPAL & FOUNDER

Data Insights and Reporting, Multisite, Project Financing, Buildings and Finance, Digital Engagement

Amber Smart

CONSULTANT, Principal - SmartMetrix

Data Insights and Reporting

Amber Smart is the founder of SmartMetrix, dedicated to assisting organizations and professionals seeking to unlock the potential of their data. A Tableau Certified Professional with a portfolio encompassing over 4,000 dashboards, Amber has earned recognition as a Tableau Ambassador. Notably, she spearheaded the data strategy for one of the largest mission-based organizations in the U.S.


SmartMetrix caters to a diverse clientele across various industries, ranging from dairy farmers to bankers. Amber finds fulfillment in sharing her expertise in data and measurements with leaders who share a similar passion for their organizations.


Beyond the world of data, Amber harbors a love for baked goods and, perhaps reluctantly, reminisces about the time she lip-synced The Thong Song in front of a crowd of 500. When not simplifying the complex, she enjoys facetiming with her grandbabies.

Nathan Artt

PRINCIPAL & FOUNDER

Data Insights and Reporting, Multisite, Project Financing, Buildings and Finance, Digital Engagement

Nathan is the principal and founder of Ministry Solutions Group, an organization located in Atlanta, GA that assists churches with intelligent growth strategies. In his role at Ministry Solutions, Nathan has the responsibility of identifying and engaging the best leaders in business and in ministry to equip leaders for the Church of the Future. Since 2012, Ministry Solutions Group has managed and funded over $1B in church projects across North America and has led a small but experienced team in helping some of the largest and fastest-growing churches in America develop strategies for growth. 

After becoming a Christian at Buckhead Church in 2010, Nathan Artt started Ministry Solutions Group in late 2012,  following a successful career in commercial real estate, banking, and private equity. Nathan left his position as the SVP of Corporate Development at one of the largest financial firms in the country to follow a passion to see the local church accelerate growth. His leadership has helped grow a small, one-man shop serving a few churches per year to a boutique, mid-size consulting firm with over $1 Billion in successfully funded and managed church projects.

Nathan has two wonderful children; Canaan and Evie. In his spare time, he loves anything that involves his kids' desire for adventures, exploring Atlanta, and writing. He and his family are members of Grace Midtown Church in Atlanta, GA, and enjoy volunteering in various ministries there.

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