Mike Ironside

Mike Ironside is missions pastor at Cornerstone Church in Ames. He has served on staff with Cornerstone since 2006 in varying roles from college ministry to pastoral staff to being an overseas missionary sent from Cornerstone for two years. He is the director of cohorts for the Upstream Collective. He also serves as chairman of the board for Campus to Campus, a missions organization dedicated to getting U.S. college students connected to church planting movements with college students worldwide.

How to Rethink Your Short-Term Trips

There is often problematic baggage that comes with traditional short-term mission trips. Here are ways to make sure your trips are having the intended effect.

Why You Should Rethink Cutting Your Missions Budget

The Benefits of Prioritizing the Gospel in Your Financial Decisions

4 Ways Churches Can Approach Giving to Global Missions

The church budget is one of the best ways to reflect the values of a church. Churches have vastly different ways they approach giving to global missions.

Finding a New Rhythm in the New Year

Year-end reflections from a missions pastor sparked by time away from ministry

Financial Support for Returning Missionaries During the Pandemic

How long should someone receive financial support while they are in the States?

How to Approach Short-Term Trips in 2021

Pivoting your strategy in a transitional year