"There are few men in the world today fighting for the heart of a man like Jim Ramos...his straightforward approach challenges men to join him in redeeming manhood from the clutches of a culture of passivity and envisions a new man that defines masculinity through the ultimate man, Jesus Christ."

Vince Miller,  Founder of Resolute Men’s Content


For the past 30 years, Jim has been leading people to pursue their best version by grounding them in Gospel of Jesus. He is the author of “Strong Men Dangerous Times: Five Essentials Every Man Must Possess to Change His World" and the “Strong Men" study guide series for small groups. His podcast has been downloaded by over 250,000 men in 90 countries as he has partnered with thought-leaders like John Eldredge, Gary Chapman, Gene Getz, Patrick Morely, Emerson Eggerich and many more to equip men to serve God, their families, and their communities. 

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"Jim Ramos is a man’s man, while still holding tightly to a lighthearted spirit of a child. He is the perfect bridge between the two worlds... Jim makes it powerfully clear which is which and what is what."

Dr. Wess Stafford, President Emeritus of Compassion International



Keynote Topics
Equipping Seminar Topics
Retreat Series Topics
Keynote Topics

“Pursue the Right Trophies: The Great Hunt for God” (Philippians 3:12-14)
Men are trophy hunters, but they will never become the best version of themselves without radical pursuit of the greatest prize of all, Jesus. 

“Men on the Roof: When Life Knocks You Down” (Mark 2:1-4)
Men tend to isolate themselves and gravitate away from close, life-giving relationships. But life is tough. When life leaves you paralyzed in fear and doubt, who are the men on your roof who have your back at all costs?

“Avoiding Moral Failure: Building Guardrails Around the Ones You Love” (Deuteronomy 22:8)
When men crash and burn morally, it can usually be traced to an innocent guardrail breach that escalated to disastrous proportions. Wise men build guardrails around themselves and those they love.

“Men Show Up” (John 4)
When Jesus met the woman at the well, he was hungry, thirsty and tired. But Jesus showed up, engaged and changed an entire region of men and women. Men show up.

"True Grit: Cultivating the Biblical Virtue of Endurance” (Hebrews 12:1-4)
This message looks at the man Jesus and how he dealt with the adversarial attacks from those who were threatened by him. We will look at the true grit of Jesus, and how men can grow in grit, guts, and the biblical virtue of endurance.

“Words of a Patriarch: Three Words of a Great Father” (Matthew 17: 1-5)
God the Father speaks audibly three times in the New Testament, and two of those times He says virtually the same thing. In doing so, He leaves a beautiful model for every man to imitate as he loves his children and grandchildren.

“Live in the Yellow: A Man is as a Man Does” (1 Corinthians 16:13-14)
Manhood is more than, biology, success, chronology, being of legal age, or looking manly. Manhood is function over form. Manhood describes what a man does more than what he says. Manhood is utilitarian at its core. A man is as a man does.

“Sharpen Your Face: The Eye of the Tiger” (Proverbs 27:17)
Who are those critical people in your life who keep you sharp, holy, and fully alive? This message unpacks who these people are and uncovers a potential misinterpretation about who the primary sharpening agent really is.

“Fighting PMS: Passive Male Syndrome"
When Eve ate the forbidden fruit, the Bible is clear to communicate that, “She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. (Genesis 3:6)” Men have been battle passivity from that day since.

Equipping Seminar Topics

Strong Men Dangerous Times: Five Essentials Every Man Must Possess to Change His World
A "male" and a "man" are different. Age does not make the man. Neither does anatomy or success. Modern culture has blurred the lines defining manhood. Jim unpacks each the five aspects of manhood for this generation of men.

“Men in the Arena: Becoming Your Best Version in the Stress Bubble”
Life is brutal in the midst of the Stress Bubble: raising a family, loving your wife, working your butt off at work, and serving in your community. This seminar is for all men in the arena who are getting it done amidst life’s pressures. We’ll inspire and equip you to thrive instead of exploding under pressure or deflating into boyish behavior. If you've stepped out of the anonymous bleachers and onto the arena floor - We Salute You!

“Front End Alignment: Staying in Alignment with Who You Claim to Be”
The great tragedy of our time is relationships that crash and burn after years of marriage, beloved pastors disqualifying themselves from ministry, and men who drift into secret lives of decimating sin. In Matthew 7:12-14 Jesus compared the wide and narrow roads. The road to biblical manhood is the narrowest of roads, but how do we stay on course? What guardrails can we build to keep us down the straight and narrow? When our public and private lives are in sync, we have integrity. When the man we claim to be matches the man we really are, we are in alignment. When they don’t, we’re out of alignment. This seminar explains the detailed steps in living in alignment with who we claim to be.

Retreat Series Topics

Strong Men Dangerous Times: Five Essentials Every Man Must Possess to Change His World
The Strong Men series is our signature series for men looking at each of the five characteristics of manhood. Cater this series to the four best messages for your guys.

“Men on the Roof” (Mark 2)
This series takes and in depth look at all of the people an man has with him up on the roof and how to best love and lead each.

“Attitude Adjustment: Prior to the 2x4” (Philippians 2)
This is verse by verse look at Chapter 2 out of Jim’s favorite book of the Bible and how men can model their lives after the Master.

“Endurance: See the End at the Beginning”
Why do some men finish strong, while others finish wrong? This series represents a chip on Jim’s shoulder, who has a passion for men to finish strong.

"True Grit: Endurance in a Quitter’s World” (Hebrews 12:1-4)
This verse by verse study of Hebrews 12:1-4 takes and in depth look at how men can grow in the Biblical virtue of endurance—aka true grit.

“Iron Men: Becoming Your Best Version” (Proverbs 27)
Who can you call at 2:00 am? Who sharpens your life? This series explores fur key relational verses from Proverbs 27.

“Kingdom Man: Manhood God’s Way” (Matthew 13)
Take a journey through Matthew 13 and several kingdom parables of Jesus, and ask yourself, “Am I sold out for Jesus?”

“Carry the Heavy Load: Men are Made for this Stuff”
Men are made to carry burden. Its how God designed us. But what should we carry and for whom? This series explores these questions in greater detail.

“Crowded: Going Against the Flow”
We never drift upstream. This series explores the social norms often pressing against a man and how he can fight against them to become his best version.

“Wild Men” (1 Peter 2)
God made men in the wilderness then placed him in the Garden of Eden. Ever since men have been made for adventure. This series explores than natural desire for men to be wild for Jesus.


Jim Ramos is a bestselling author, speaker, and the founder of Men in the Arena, an international ministry focused on equipping Christian Men in the 'Stress Bubble' of life - married, with kids in the home, struggling to lead their families, churches, and communities well. Jim passionately galvanizes men to fight passivity, "get out of the bleachers," and step up "into the arena" of spiritual leadership.

Called "one of the pioneers of digital men's ministry," Ramos leads an army of men numbering in the hundreds of thousands on social media and a global network of Men in the Arena virtual teams. He hosts the #1 ranked Spotify podcast for Christian men, the Men in the Arena Podcast, and has written numerous books, including the #1 Amazon Bestseller Strong Men Dangerous Times; the five-book Strong Men Study Guide Series for small groups, and Dialed In: Reaching Your Full Capacity as a Man of God (September 2024 with David C Cook).

Jim lives in McMinnville, Oregon, with his wife Shanna. His goal is to live each day to its fullest with courageous abandon according to Jesus’ promise in John 10:10. He loves to hunt with his adult sons, enjoy the fitness lifestyle, take tropical vacations with Shanna, and listen to men share their stories over a dark roasted Americano.

Connect with Jim on YouTube, TikTok, Facebook, and Instagram @themeninthearena.